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FS#17461 - [mkinitcpio] firmware loading is not working correct

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Friday, 11 December 2009, 09:17 GMT
Last edited by Tobias Powalowski (tpowa) - Saturday, 09 January 2010, 17:45 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Core
Status Closed
Assigned To Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Aaron Griffin (phrakture)
Thomas B├Ąchler (brain0)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 4
Private No


Hi guys,
This kms firmware issue revealed a bug in initcpio and firmware handling.

Would you mind to test a fix for the firmware loading?
2 files attached:
This will load udevd before executing MODULES=
- Replace /lib/initcpio/init and /lib/initcpio/hooks/udev
- Remove the yourself created radeon hook from /etc/mkinitcpio.conf hooks
- Add radeon again to modules array in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf
- Recreate a test initrd with mkinitcpio -g test.img
and launch this initrd from your bootloader.
- Don't forget to reinstall original initcpio files after that!
pacman -S initcpio

Thanks for your help.
   init (4 KiB)
   udev (0.1 KiB)
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Closed by  Tobias Powalowski (tpowa)
Saturday, 09 January 2010, 17:45 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  mkinitcpio-0.5.27-1
Comment by Samed Beyribey (ras0ir) - Sunday, 13 December 2009, 09:02 GMT
Thanks, the fix worked for me.
Comment by Smith Dhumbumroong (zodmaner) - Sunday, 13 December 2009, 09:12 GMT
The fix works for me here too, thanks Tobias.
Comment by Tom Killian (tomk) - Thursday, 07 January 2010, 20:54 GMT
+1 from me too, as per  FS#17551 .